A Modern Addition to a Workers’ Cottage in Melbourne

Design Milk - 03-19

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The Cable House project consists of transforming a small workers’ cottage in Melbourne into a modern family home. The house presented a number of design challenges that required Tom Robertson Architects to come up with thoughtful solutions. The narrow, south-facing lot led to a dark interior for the original home and its location meant there were design and building regulations that had to be followed. To add more space and light, the architects designed a two-story addition with cleverly positioned skylights that fill the new interior with plenty of daylight.